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It Feels Like Someone Is Stabbing Me In The Heart
I have been getting heart pain for past couple months. It feels like someone is stabbing my heart and the pain goes down to my upper stomach.
Chest pain: Unlikely this is your heart more likely chest wall. Safest to see your doctor and be worked up. ...Read more
My boyfriend is having chest pains. Should he go to the doctors? His 2 uncles died from heart attacks at 36 and 38 years old. He is 38. He says its like someone is stabbing him in the chest with a knife.
Yes: He should be evaluated as soon as possible, especially with a family history. ...Read more
Recently I get sharp stabbing pains that feel like they're coming from my heart. Last only few secs; otherwise healthy. What could be the cause?
My boyfriend has been having pain in the heart area since yesterday and it feels like a stabbing pain. Any advice?
Chest pain: He should have his pain evaluated by a physician. Have him call his physician or go to an ER. ...Read more
Every now and then I feel like something's stabbing me in chest, around the heart area.... What could be causing this? I'm kinda worried.
WorkForAKnifeThrower: Very common. Brief stabs like that. They are not from the heart. Usually from the stomach or esophagus; minor swift cramps or something like that. Do you get yours on an empty stomach? That's a clue. So is under stress or certain times of the day. If it's "every now and then, "don't worry. If it's 'every then and now, and now again and again, then get it checked out. Think about your diet and lifestyle. ...Read more
I woke up and it felt like my heart was stuck. It felt like someone was stabbing my lungs. Slept on my left side. It really hurts?
Chest pain: At your age it is very unlikely to be heart related. However, more information is needed about the characteristic of the pain, location, associated modifier factors, and and so on to give you a possible cause. At your age, muscleskeletal pain is the most likely explanation but you should go a visit your physician if no improvement. ...Read more
Teen girl experiencing weird things I am a teen girl. I have been experiencing this weird pain which seems to be in my heart area. It feels like a short stabbing pain and I get it often through the day. It has been worrying me that if its serious or not.
Stress/anxiety can cause all the symptoms you listed. However you should ask your parents to make an appointment with your pediatrician or primary care provider. They will take a detailed history, examine you, and decide if you need any additional testing. If anxiety is the issue they can refer you to a mental health specialist.
Good luck. ...Read more
I usually feel my heart beating really fast, but it's actually just 70-100bpm. But makes it hard for me to catch breath. At times, I feel stabbing pain.
I get a stabbing feeling in my heart that gets worse if I breath, the only way to stop it is to hold my breath. It can come at any time. I'm 25 years?
Chest wall or: The problem could be pleuritis that is inflammation of the lining of the lung or chest wall or chest wall strain -- this could be due to infection like pneumonia, coughing or mechanical insults even from sport or work related -- discuss it with your doctor and get proper evaluation including a chest xray. ...Read more
I have a sharp, stabbing pain through my heart to my side, almost beneath my rib cage. It got better when lying down but I still feel the remnants?
Heart attack: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Go to ER Now. ...Read more
I'm currently having a stabbing pain in my heart at uneven times. My heart aches and is beating rather quickly. What's wrong?
Heart arrhythmias: Your heart may be having some quickened heart rates, sometimes called psvt. It is benign but should be looked at. If it gets worse or more sustained, should see a cardiologist. ...Read more
I have a constant burning and hollow feeling in my chest over my heart. Every so often I get a stabbing or pinching feeling or I get one big beat.?
See below: Possibly acid reflux disease. Does it occur primarily after eating, especially spicy/fatty/ fried foods, caffeine, pop, chocolate? Worse when lying down? How long does it last? Any profuse sweating/nausea/pain in arms or neck? See pcp for evaluation. S/he can do ekg to check heart function as well as order appropriate blood work/other tests. Can also rx meds for reflux if that DX more likely. ...Read more
I have been getting sharp stabbing and nerve felt pains in my chest closest to my heart. At times I have to hold my chest due to the pain. Any thought?
See your doctor: Many things could do this, but more information from you might help find the reason for the pain. If it is severe, go right away and consider urgent care. If you have trouble getting enough air or if it hurts to take a deep breath, go to urgent care or the er. If not severe and you are breathing okay, try over the counter pain meds, and see your primary doctor if it continues to happen. ...Read more
Multiple: Symptoms require further evaluation with your physician. ...Read more
felt stabbing severe pain in my heart. Made it hurt to move or take a deep breath. Lasted about a minute, years ago. No other health problems?
I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when I breath or move.
Texidor's?: This is almost certainly the "stitch" / "texidor's twinge" / precordial catch. It's very common and not a problem. I believe it's caused by a fold in the pleura which explains why it vanishes if the lungs are inflated to their maximum. If you do get chest pain accompanied by obvious systemic problems, or this doesn't go away, get seen. ...Read more
Sometimes when I breathe in deeply or shallowly I get the most painful stabbing passion in what feels like my heart. What is this?!
pleuritic-if bad-ER: Pleuritic pain is sharp, stabbing and relates to discomfort caused by chest expansion. This can either involve the chest wall (rib cage and muscles), the lining around the lungs (pleurisy), the heart (pericarditis), or the lung itself (can be seen in pulmonary emboli or pe). Pe can be very dangerous, and require imaging and IV anticoagulation. If severe pain w shortness of breath, go to er. ...Read more
When running I get bad sharp pains in left shoulder, feels like some ones stabbing me. Is this injury or heart related?
Pain: Get an examination including ECGGet a more detailed answer ›
How to explain to ur cardiologist ur symptoms so he could understand? My symptoms are feel like heart is pounding and sharp stabbing chest pain
Chest pain: Is your chest pain and pounding heart with or without physical exertion/exercise? Does the pain radiate to jaw or arm? Is there any shortness of breath or light headedness? That is the information dr. Needs in addition to pounding heart and chest pain. Also smoking habit, caffeine intake, and any prescribed or illicit drug use and if so be honest about it to your dr.. ...Read more
Female, 22 had pain in lower left side chest but since last 3days pain is in upper right heart (aorta maybe)feels like a stabbing pain when I move arms?
Million to one: I know that when chest pain occurs it is human nature to be concerned about your heart. I do not feel that is a concern. Heart disease in a 22 year old female would be a million to one shot. Also the fact that it duplicates the area of the pain upon arm movement is suggestive that the problem is musculoskeletal. Give it a few days and if it does not resolve seek attention. ...Read more
What stomach problem causes loud rumbling and gurgling, worse when sitting, is in the upper stomach and feels like heart pain but cardiac workup norm. The pain is like a stabbing radiating pain middle.
Peptic disease: Peptic disease with nervous air swallowing would cause these symptoms. ...Read more
Having heart palpitations and fluttering, plus localised head ache that feels like a pin stabbing. The heart problem does hurt a fair bit. And suggest?
Check heart: In young person, palpitation or fluttering usually related to stress or anxiety. If frequent and recurrent, should consider ultrasound to rule out structural heart disease or congenital valvular disease. Headache also relates to stress. Could be migraine? See section "Be Still My Heart" in my book Your Vibrant Heart. ...Read more
I am feeling a stabbing in my heart and shortness of breath. I feel like I want to pass out everytime the pain kicks in. I went to the doctor once already and they did blood testing urine testing and an xray and said nothing was wrong with me but the pain
Urgent sudden sharp stabbing pain & tightness in chest & mild sob also feel like heart's racing cause? Hist: htn pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) zestoretic 205 lbs f 17
Heart feels like its racing mostly @night pluse is>100 on&off sharp stabbing chest pain should I worry? Hypertension-lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) pcos-provera
See cardiologist: Very fast heart rates that are episodic are a symptom of a possible rythym abnormality. A cardiologist can diagnose you and may want you to wear a monitor for at least 24hr which will record the electrical activity of your heart for analysis. ...Read more
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